MA (Econ), 1984
BA (Econ), 1981
SFU OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENT, 2012
As the Secretary General of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), a body coordinating global financial reforms in the wake of the financial crisis, Svein Andresen is an influential figure in global financial regulation. Following his SFU studies and a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr. Andresen’s work has centred on the policy challenges posed by a globalising financial system that remains overseen and regulated at national levels. During his distinguished 25 year career in economics and public service, he has made significant contributions to public administration and policy development. He has held leadership roles with several high-level international organizations, including the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the Committee on the Global Financial System, and the FSB. In his current role, Dr. Andresen works closely with FSB Chairman and Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney to guide and govern international policy-making together with other global financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the BIS and OECD. The FSB was created by the heads of state or governments of the G20 countries in 2009 to build a more resilient global financial system. Since the financial crisis began in 2007, Dr. Andresen has shown leadership, stamina and dedication to assessing weaknesses in the international financial system, overseeing actions to address them, and coordinating and driving forward financial sector policies that promote global financial sustainability.